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PE01400: Ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

Rural Affairs

Petitioner: Libby Anderson on behalf of OneKind

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 02 September 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses immediately.

Petition History:

Summary

20 September 2011: The Committee took evidence from Libby Anderson, Policy Director, OneKind, Liz Tyson, Director, Captive Animals' Protection Society and Dr Freda Scott-Park, Past President, British Veterinary Association and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and a selection of local authorities (Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. Link to Official Report of 20 September 2011 (501KB pdf) 

29 November 2011: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 29 November 2011 (513KB pdf)

1 May 2012: The Committee agreed to schedule the petition for consideration at the last meeting before summer recess and to seek a written update from the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 1 May 2012 (399KB pdf)

26 June 2012: The Committee agreed to schedule the petition for consideration again at the end of the year. Link to Official Report 26 June 2012 (463KB pdf)

27 November 2012: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 27 November 2012 (438KB pdf)

5 February 2013: The Committee agreed to consider the petition again at a meeting after the Easter recess. Link to Official Report 5 February 2013 (374KB pdf)

30 April 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 30 April 2013 (484KB pdf)

12 November 2013: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report 12 November 2013 (538KB pdf)

28 January 2014: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, on the basis that the Scottish Government has begun consulting on the issue raised in the petition, and the petitioner has stated her intention to submit views to the consultation. Link to Official Report 28 January 2014 (550KB pdf) 

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